Topic: War and Peace

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    Watch excerpts from our conversation with the director of policy studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on some of the ethical and moral issues at stake in the US raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden. More

    May 3, 2011 | Comments

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    “Something is changing,” says an Israeli sociologist, “and I don’t know, but I think it will come here. It’s very difficult to believe the whole Arab world will be in riots and Jerusalem and West Bank are going to be quiet.” More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    The challenge in Libya, according to director of policy studies David Cortright, is to “use just means in achieving the declared just ends.” More

    March 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “Does the public really understand in a deep way what the moral burdens of war are? I don’t think so,” says philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Soldiers carry all the moral weight of war, and we carry very little, and we need to share that moral burden by realizing that they are our surrogates,” according to philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman, author of “The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, the government and policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council distinguished between the broad moral principles of Islamic sharia law and and the extremist fiqh jurisprudence of al Qaeda. More

    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “We want to prove to America that we are not terrorist suspects,” says Imam Mahdi Bray. US Islamic groups have launched several projects to fight extremism within their own communities, particularly among young people. More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Faith communities have an important role to play, says Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence, in raising moral issues about gun laws and policies. More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    Look back at excerpts from our conversations with reporters over the past 10 years about religion and its changing role in our world.
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    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Many thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled a wave of violence that was unleashed in 2003 by the US invasion. More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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